A Multi-Animatic Project (occasionally known as a Reanimation Project) is a type of Fan Animation (MAPs can be original but they're usually based on existing media) that follows the general formula of multiple animators animating one project. A frequent target is re-animating an episode of a show, or creating an Animated Music Video.
A multi-animator reanimation by definition, is a collaborative effort between animators, where one animator does a variable amount of the scene, and the next animator picks up from there in a different art style, (some of which have a serious tone, while some go in the complete opposite direction.) Basically it's a simple way of showcasing talent, for better or for worse, and the result is usually a very diabolical kind of insanity.
Reanimation is a relatively new trend, which has quickly become a time-honoured tradition, recognised by both fans of the work being reanimated, and interested newcomers, due to the subtle humour derived from each animator's invocation of specific art styles, and the effort it took to make.
By nature, a sub-trope of Fan Animation. Its sister trope is the Shot-for-Shot Remake. Often crosses over with the Affectionate Parody as well. Art Shift is in full effect due to a number of animators with their own art styles.
Works With Their Own Pages:
- Kirby: Right Back at Ya! has a Reanimated collab, fittingly recreating the episode "Cartoon Buffoon".
- Two Sailor Moon episodes have been reanimated this way, as Moon Animake Make-up! (defunct link) and Moon Animate Make-up 2. Sadly, theyre only on YouTube, with no known mirror link, not even on Newgrounds.
- Dragon Ball has a project that recreates the eighth episode of the anime.
- Perhaps one of the most known MAPs is Shrek Retold, which not only reanimated every segment of Shrek in 200 scenes, but also retold every scene, while still conveying its meaning.
- Battle for Dream Island has a re-animated collab of the first episode of its very first season.
- An interesting case where the video wasn't animated prior — TheOdd1sOut made his "Embarassing Times to be Recognized" in this format.
- Various animators of Albino Blacksheep (including Andrew Kepple) teamed up to recreate the infamous Steamed Hams short from The Simpsons. The completed project can be seen here.
- Game Grumps:
- "Animate A-Grump" was an MAP of the infamous third episode of Battle Kid, where Arin repeatedly tried and repeatedly failed to kill the plant boss.
- "The Grump Variations" is a variation where, instead of just animating a specific episode, clips from several different episodes were used to create a new scenario. This scenario was then animated.
- "Top That Remix" is, as the title says, a remix of a song that was made in the show, and its Music Video is a MAP.
- Oney Plays had a reanimated project of their one-off video on the Lord of the Rings DOS adventure game.
- JonTron: Jon got a bunch of animators together to make an animated music video for his cover of Katy Perry's "Firework". Watch it here.
- The Trope Codifier goes to the Super Mario World Reanimated Collab, which remade the quite famous "Mama Luigi" episode.
- The Dover Boys was also Reanimated, making plenty of use with the short's deliberate use of Alternative Character Interpretation.
- The Simpsons: The memetic "Steamed Hams" skit from 22 Short Films About Springfield got a reanimation collab in the form of "Steamed Hams but There's a Different Animator Every 13 Seconds."
- The Bob's Burgers episode "Brunchsquatch" was animated by over 60 different animators with their own unique art styles. Each animator was given a small section of the finished audio dialogue of the script and asked to animate it themselves, and the end result was a giant love letter to the fans of the series.
- Steven Universe has Gemanimate, a group which has organised three re-animations so far: one of the extended title sequence, one of the episode The Answer, and an on-going re-animation of the song Let's Only Think About Love.
- A lot of animators in the industry got together and re-animated the song "Wonderful Ways to Say No" from the infamous anti-drug PSA Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. A variety of different art styles are included.
- The Woody Woodpecker episode "The Bird Who Came to Dinner" was reanimated. This was a Brazillian project, a place in which Woody Woodpecker is very popular in.
- The Powerpuff Girls has the PPGReAnimate Project, a reanimation of the episode "Twisted Sister". It also honors the show's 20th anniversary.